A study to assess future academic career and service plan of house surgeons

M. Manjunath, Mallikarjun K. Biradar, Suresh Lankeshwar


Background: No healthcare without a workforce has been a universal truth. However, shortages and misdistribution of the qualified healthcare workforce have become global concerns affecting nearly all countries, especially less-developed countries.

Methods: Cross sectional study done on house surgeons in AIMS, BG Nagar, Mandya district, involving 178 house surgeons. Simple proportions were used to analysis the data.

Results: Out of 178 house surgeons, 177 (99.4%) had plan for future academic career and service. 158 (88.7%) had plan for PG course and 19 (10.6%) planned for general practice, 80 (94%) planning to do super specialization and 84 (47.1%) plan to teach in medical colleges. Majority of house surgeons 161 (91.4%) have expressed to work in urban area and 17 (9.5%) in primary health centre in rural areas.

Conclusions: Almost all the house surgeons have planned well in advance about their future academic and career plan.


House surgeons, Future plan, Academic career, Service plan

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